April 8, 2014

1. Announcements – Lisa Aaronson into’d as new resident and possible member.
2. Student of Month – Viviana (missed last name) from Nordhoff.  Intro’d by Jim and her counselor, Kelly Grady.
3. Happy Bucks – given by Ross, Brian, Stephanie, Scott and Holly
4. Fines – “Random and Miscellaneous”
5. Don Anderson gave us the inside story on his CD, “Ojai, A La Car,” which he described as a wonderful gift to get visitors out of the house for a couple of hours.

April 15, 2014

7:00

Fellowship:   Everyone

7:10

Pledge:  Jim Halverson,  Inspirational Moment:  Austin Cline
Breakfast:

7:30

Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests –  Rotarians  from the Friday Club are:  Larry Becket, Dr. Robert Skankey, and Kay Bliss.    Additional guests include:  Judith Wilson, Rose Moniot, Tony Redu, John Hill, Lisa Aronson, Frankie Conrad, Bonnie Landsman, Leslie Clark, Sheryl McArthur, and Sante….that was a mouthful!
RCOW Welcome
Greeter(s)  Kathy Doubleday
President’s Remarks –
  1. Thank Scribe –   Paul Thomas
  2. Thank Set Up Crew – Michael Caldwell, Rene, Gayel, Linda T. and Sante
  3. Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries :  Frankie Conrad informed us that his favorite father-in-law Dennis Guernsey turned 63 years young.
  4. New club banners glue party:  April 26th, 10am, Soule park banquet room
5.    Next year’s board needs a Secretary.  Interested?…See Bill Shouse for perks + possibilities
  1.  BBQ’s – See Upcoming Events at the end of this notice – Talk to Bryan Crawford  Upcoming BBQ’s include Tennis Tournament at Libby Park Bowl on April 24th.  Cooking begins around noon, serving between 5-7.
7.    Wine Festival Posters are in.  If able, please put one in your business
Announcements   -   
  1. 1.       Michael Daley – “Breakfast Guest cards are here”  please pass them out and bring a guest.
Committee Reports –  
  1. 1.       Community – Linda Burr
  2. 2.       Foundation – Jim Halverson
  3. 3.       Fundraising –
  4. 4.       International –   Linda Taylor
  5. 5.       Youth/Vocational –  Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman 
  6. 6.      
Happy Bucks – Who & What   -  Mike Caldwell
  1. 1.       Phil Adams – Boot camp for Frankie .  Now we can put him to work!
  2. 2.       Linda Taylor – Happy Judith Wilson is Here.
  3. 3.       Michelle – Happy Austin covered her to the Inspirational moment this morning.
  4. 4.       Stephanie – Donations keep coming in for C.E.R.T.  More are welcome.
  5. 5.       Bill Shouse – Happy Jim Halverson’s office Mgr.r and wife have kept him straight.
  6. 6.       Paul Thomas – Happy tax season is just about over.
  7.    
Fines -  Finemaster –  Dennis Guernsey
  1. Jim Halverson (For Steve Frank)  Who was the Beatles original drummer? – Pete Best
  2. Rob Long – What did Riverboat Captain Martin Leake make annually?   – 133K
  3. Paul T. – How much did Matthew McConaughey earn last year? – 19 million.
  4. Mike Caldwell – What is Vice Pres Joe Bidens Salary? – 239,700
  5. Michelle – Who took Ringo’s spot temporarily when he quit the band during the recording of the White Album? – Paul McCartney.
  6. Stephanie – What did Michael Strahan earn last year? – 9 millio.
  7. Rene – Who was “Got to get you into my life”  written about? – Marijuana.
  8. Frankie – Who is your favorite father in law???  Better say Dennis Guernsey.
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Program –  “The Niger Trip” with Rene Briggs and Linda TaylorToday Linda and Rene  shared their experience with other Rotarians (Dr. Robert Skankey, Kay Bliss, and Larry Becket) along with Leslie Clark from the Nomad Foundation  about their time in Niger. These nomads in Niger have no electricity, water and have the highest mortality rate among births in the world.  Dr. Skankey has taught tem prenatal care, and mid wife training.  Language barriers cause for some difficulties so interpreters area big help.  They plan to go back in October.

 

 

Brief summary:

Q & A
Thought for the Day – “Make this day a pleasure, that in small ways will thrill your  heart”, Yours truly 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Club of Ojai West – Upcoming Events

Date

Time

Activity

Location

 4-24-14 7am RCOW Board meeting Eggs and Potatoes
 4-24-14  5-7pm Tennis Tournament barbecueCooking begins around noon  
5-15-14  5-7pm Matilija Jr. High barbecue Matilija Jr. High

April 1, 2014

Pledge – Kathy  

Inspirational Moment – Stephanie

Greeter – Kathy

Scribe – Linda

Set up – Scott & Mike Caldwell

 

Guests:


 

Ronya & Ryan, grandchildren of Gayel

Frankie, son-in-law of Dennis G

Scott’s son Bryce

Birthdays: Jeff, Rob, Rick & Paul

Announcements:

New club banners need gluing

A secretary is needed for next year’s board (ask Bill Shouse for info)

Nick O, Linda B, Mike C, Lou T & Bill S attended the District Assembly on Saturday morning.  It was a fun and concise event.

The CERT event is Saturday.  Everyone should be at the Rotary Park by 9:30 am.  Rick G. donated $1000.  All goods donated will be stored in different Ojai neighborhoods.

 

Happy Bucks:


 

Scott is happy that all 12 of his cub scouts have become Boy Scouts now, including his son. 

Linda Burr happy to celebrate her granddaughter’s 6th birthday.  She is also happy that she had “Come to Rotary” cards made up and was able to hand out some.

Gayel is happy that her grandkids are at the meeting

Frank is happy that he was able to see his mom, and that he is working on his deck now

Dennis G thanks Bill Shouse for membership

Paul’s son went to see a Ducks hockey game and got a puck

Rick is happy to see his 3 grandkids got braces

Mike C is happy for the rain and that Cal Poly was in the NCAA playoffs

 

Fines –Rob –Topic – April Fools Day


 

—since everyone gets fined, we did table fining today

What is the oldest joke?  Ha, Ha, made you look.

How long has April Fools Day been celebrated?  Mid 16th century—even mentioned in Chaucer

What is this day called in Italy and France?  April Fish

What is called sending people on a Fool’s Errand?  A wild goose chase.

Some famous corporate  & not so corporate April Fool jokes:

Taco bell claimed in 1996 that they purchased the Liberty Bell, renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell

Google launched G-mail in 2004, offering free Gig of storage, but no one believed it

In Japan, pizza was advertised as being sold in a can

Burger King advertised a new product, that they were introducing a left handed Whopper.  They had to print a retraction when thousands came to the store asking for the left handed Whopper, or asking for “the regular Whopper”

The Eiffel Tower in Paris was supposedly sold to Disney, to be reconstructed at Euro Disney

Modern technology ruined Lindsey Lohan’s joke—she tweeted that she was pregnant, but in Europe it was already April 2

New Zealand had to re-issue traffic regulations when they came out on April 1, as no one believed they were real.

There was an article in the Ventura Star that a huge wave had destroyed the Ventura Pier.  Hundreds of people came down to see the damage.

The Talk of the Nation claimed that Richard Nixon was running for president in 1992.  His campaign slogan was ”I didn’t do anything wrong, and I won’t do it again”

The LA Times claimed that the LA highway system would be closed for 1 month!

 

Program:  Eric Schalla –Shelter Box USA


 

Eric lives in Ventura, but attended Matilija Jr Hi for 8th grade, so is familiar with Ojai. 

The Shelter Box contains everything for emergency shelter: a tent (including a tent liner for cold climates), water filter, blankets, pots, mosquito net, stove, school supplies, hand tools.  This program was conceived by John Anderson, A Rotarian in England, 20 years ago.  Shelter Box was the first global partner of Rotary, and is still based in the UK.  Shelter Box was launched to fill the void when disaster strikes and shelter is desperately needed. 

Eric went to N. Iraq, to Kurdistan in Nov, 2012 to bring Shelter Boxes to Syrian refugees there.  (Eric had been deployed 3 times while in the Marines to the Middle East)

There are 2,000,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq now, a huge humanitarian crisis, with 60,000 in the Kurdistan camps. 

Shelter Box also has a Classroom in a Box.  There are 200 trained staff around the world that can be deployed to disaster areas.  Once the boxes are shipped, they are usually stuck in customs in the home country, and the supplies need to be “baby sat”.  Usually military planes are used to transport the Shelter Boxes.  All boxes are funded by donations, and the network of Rotarians makes it work.

Some other locations where Shelter Box communities have been set up:  N. Africa, Japan, Pakistan, Philippines.

Each box costs $1000.

Six months after deployment of the boxes, a team makes a follow-up visit to see how everything is working.  How are the tents holding up, what does the camp need, etc.  Photos of the sites showed latrine tents also. 

 

 

March 18, 2014

 

7:00 Fellowship: Everyone

7:10 Pledge: Halina Garbacz

Inspirational Moment: Pastor John Robison

Breakfast:
7:30 Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests – David Reese (Mike C), Frank Conrad (Dennis G), Tobi Jo Green, Elena, Sabrina, Elena
RCOW Welcome
Greeter(s) Kathy Doubleday

President’s Remarks -


1. Thank Scribe – Donna Jones
2. Thank Set Up Crew – Pastor John, Michael Caldwell, Les Gardner
3. Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries : Mike Caldwell
4. March 28th – DG Jack’s party …Soule Park….member and guest…dinner5.
5. Next year’s board needs a Secretary. Interested?…See Bill Shouse for a blow by blow
6. New club banners need hands and glue!! Volunteers please
7. District Assembly, March 29th, ½ day Saturday
8. Wine festival meeting – 5:30pm, 3/31/14, Bryan Crawford’s office you
9. Board meeting – March 27 at Eggs and Potatoes.

Announcements -


1. Stephanie Midgett re: Rotary at Work Day/CERT Drop off April 5th Rotary Park 10 – 2. Wear Rotary shirt. Put up posters. List will run in the paper.
2. Linda Burr: The Banquet celebrating Women in Rotary on March 15th was a big success.

Committee Reports –


1. Community – Linda Burr
2. Foundation – Jim Halverson
3. Fundraising –
4. International – Linda Taylor
5. Youth/Vocational – Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman

Happy Bucks – Who & What – Mike Caldwell


1. Jack M – For the Celebration of Women in Rotary 25th Anniversary. Speaker was Anne Mathews, the first VP of Rotary Int. Women have really enriched Rotary and Rotary service programs.
2. Linda B – For the Celebration of Women Banquet and for Rene as 1st female president of Ojai West and Jane for her time as District Governor. Also for her daughter getting a job as an event organizer with the Lady Gaga tour.
3. Stephanie M – For all the Rotarians who got CERT going, for Fr. Jeff and Steve for letter to the editor about CERT. For Les who is letting his shop be an early drop-off location for CERT supplies.
4. Paul B– For the good news about Casitas Water. Judge certified Class against Golden State in terms of a class action suit.
5. Austin – For Jim H in play at Nordhoff.
6. Kathy D– For an amazing whale watching experience.
7. Richard M – For the blue and gold Rotary banners lining a street in Carpinteria.
8. Rick T – For Tobi and the girls speaking and for all the women in Guatemala who help get things done with the Rotary project.
9. Rene – For Mike’s 65th birthday.

Fines – Finemaster – Paul Thomas


1. Stephanie: What the leaves of the 4-leaf clover mean. Incorrect. Correct Ans. Hope, faith, love, and luck.
2. Rene: There are more Americans of Irish origin than there are Irish in Ireland. Correct. True
3. Reggie: When was Lucky Charms created? Correct. 1963
4. Dennis: Where was first St. Patrick’s Day parade? Incorrect. Correct Ans. Boston
5. Linda B: Odds of finding a 4-leaf clover? Incorrect. Correct Ans. 1 in 10,000
6. Ross: What does drowning the shamrock mean? Incorrect. Correct Ans. Floating a shamrock in whiskey and drinking it.
7. Rob L: What does kissing the Blarney Stone give you? Correct. Removes shyness.
8. Donna: Why does a leprechaun where green? Correct. Camouflage
9. Bill S: What is a whiskey made from potatoes called? Correct. Poteen.
10. Fr. Jeff: What type of music was condemned in early Irish days? Incorrect. Correct Ans. Fiddling and bag piping.
11. Steve F: In 1997, this became legal in Ireland. Correct. Divorce.
12. Michelle: How many pubs per people? Incorrect. Correct Answer. 1 per 350
13. Phil: What brings good luck on St. Patrick’s Day? Incorrect. Correct Answer. None of the above (Not drinking green beer, eating Lucky Charms, or bathing with Irish Spring Soap

Program – “Girl’s Empowerment Program” with Tobi Jo Greene


Brief summary: Tobi thanked the club for doubling the support of the program. The extra fund helps support strong programs at Chapparal, and Matilija. Tobi brought along three girls who have been in the program, Sabrina, Serine, and Elena. One girl commented that it was a fun program and she appreciated hearing stories from older woman and seeing the adult’s vulnerability. She said the program made her stronger and closer to girls she didn’t know well prior to the program. Another girl said it gives her an opportunity to express herself and gives her easy access to support. The third girl said it taught her that just because she is female and young, she could accomplish things. The program allows her to see a different side of girls at school, gives her the resources to be happier. She thought it was a great program and she loves being there. Tobi emphasized that they work on being kind, especially important in this age of cyber bullying. There are three programs – Blink, Girl’s Empowerment, and Ripples.

Q & A


Mike – How many students are involved? Matilija has 80 girls in an after-school program. Chapparal has boys and girls (20 girls) and it is during school and students can get elective credit.
Stephanie – Where does bullying start? Sometimes it is a ripple effect from being bullied at home. Other reasons include trying to fit in, insecurities, wanting to be seen, or the media.
Holly – Expressed her appreciation for the program.
Linda B – How important is it to have just girls? The girls are much more comfortable and open without boys in the room.
Upcoming Events: Sex Ed for parents starting April 8 and running three Tuesdays.
Mob Shop ride/festival on Mother’s Day. Proceeds benefit Girl’s Empowerment.
Thought for the Day –“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” William Faulkner
Next week – March 25th (dark) March 28th dinner party/banquet for Jack our DG.

Rotary Club of Ojai West – Upcoming Events

3-27-14 7am RCOW Board meeting at Eggs and Potatoes
3-31-14 5:30pm Wine festival planning meeting at Bryan Crawford’s office
3-28-14 5:30pm DG Jack McClenahan’s dinner/banquet at Soule Park Banquet Room

 

March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014

7:00AM

Hour

 

7:00

Fellowship:   Mike Caldwell brought the meeting to order.

7:10

Pledge:   Bryan Crawford Inspirational Moment:    Father Jeff
Breakfast:

7:30

Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests –  Franklin Conrad (son in law of Dennis Guernsey), Jim Schoule, Rotarian from Seattle (grandfather of host family to Santi),  and Santi, our exchange student.
RCOW Welcome 
Greeter(s)  Kathy Doubleday
President’s Remarks –

  1.        Thank Scribe –   Paul Thomas
  2.        Thank Set Up Crew –  Scott McArthur and Michael Caldwell & Pastor John
  3.        Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries : 
  4.        March 28th  – DG Jack’s party …Soule Park….member and guest…dinner.        
5.    Next year’s board needs a Secretary.  Interested?…See Bill Shouse for a blow by blow
  1. 6.        New club banners need hands and glue!!  Volunteers please
7.    
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9.    
Announcements   -   

  1. 1.       Linda Burr announcement re:  District Assembly, March 29th, a Saturday at Pacifica High School in Oxnard

  1. 2.       Stephanie Midgett  re: Rotary at Work Day/CERT Drop off – Rotary at work Day April 5th 10-2 at Rotary Park.

3.   Michael Daley – Membership…think invitation to one of our volunteer events, breakfast, whatever

4.  BBQ’s – Bryan Crawford reminded us that on April 25th, Tennis BBQ at Libbey Park.  Then on May 110th BBQ at San Antonio School and May 15th at Matilija.  See Bryan for details.

 

 

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Committee Reports –  

  1. 1.       Community – Linda Burr
  2. 2.       Foundation – Jim Halverson
  3. 3.       Fundraising –
  4. 4.       International –   Linda Taylor
  5. 5.       Youth/Vocational –  Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman 
  6. 6.      
Happy Bucks – Who & What   -  Mike Caldwell

  1. 1.       Ross – 4 day weekend in San Mateo.  Met daughter, son and grand daughter
  2. 2.       Linda Taylor – 2/28 interact club dinner for Ojai Family Shelter went great.  Very proud!
  3. 3.       Rene – Her and Barbara Jackman went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Unfortunately, Barbara got sick and had to be hospitalized.
  4. 4.       Holly – Happy to be back with club after layoff.  Thanks everyone for their support.
  5. 5.       Stephanie – Help of Ojai using floating classroom
  6. 6.       Richard – Enjoyed Nordhoffs’ rendition of Westside Story
  7. 7.       Mike Daley – wanting members to expose others to Rotary
  8. 8.       Jim H. – Updates on sponsorships for wine Festival
  9. 9.       Mike Caldwell – Talent Show Friday at Women’s club
  10. 10.   Patty Padalins (speaker) – Happy for rain
Fines -  Finemaster –  Paul Blatz – topic “Daylight Savings Time”

  1. 1.       Richard  McArthur – Which 2 states don’t participate in day light savings time? – Hawaii & Arizona
  2. 2.        
  3. 3.       Austin – Which part of Arizona does not participate in daylight savings? – The Navajo reservation.
  4. 4.       Mike Caldwell – An official petition was sent to White House this year to get rid of daylight savings time?  True of False? – True
  5. 5.       Rene – When was daylight savings formally started in the U.S.? – 1918
  6. 6.        
  7. 7.       Rob Long – Which CA lawmaker supported moving the clock 2 hrs in spring , a move dubbed double daylight savings time> – Rep. Brad Sherman
  8. 8.       Holly – Which President signed an energy bill into law that extended daylight savings by 4 weeks? – George W. Bush.
  9. 9.       Rick Gould – Who is credited with creating the concept of daylight savings time? – Ben Franklin
  10. 10.   When did Indiana start participating in daylight savings time? – 2006
  11. 11.   Dennis Guernsey – T or F – Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands observe daylight savings time? – True
  12. 12.    
Program –  “Transition to Organics”, Dr. Robin Bernhoft + Patty Padaling

This morning Patty Padaling and Dr. Robin Bernhoft discussed the importance of transitioning to organics.  

 

Harmful poisons and pesticides can be exchanged for a more natural way of doing things.  Why go organic?  Because it works.  A healthy, safe environment for the future.  To learn more about “Transition to Organics” visit their website.

 

 

 

Brief summary:

Q & A
Thought for the Day –“As a child, my family’s menu consisted of two choices…take it or leave it”.     Buddy Hackett

 

 

 

Next week’s program…Tobi Jo Greene, “Girl’s Empowerment Program”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Club of Ojai West – Upcoming Events

Date

Time

Activity

Location

 3-27-14 7am RCOW Board meeting Eggs and Potatoes
 TBA  TBA Wine festival planning meeting Bryan Crawford’s office
3-28-14 5:30pm DG Jack McClenahan’s dinner/banquet Soule Park Banquet Room
       

 

     

 

     

 

March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014

7:00AM

Hour

 

7:00

Fellowship:   Everyone

7:10

Pledge:   Austin Cline,    Inspirational Moment:    Pastor John
Breakfast:

7:30

Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests –  David Breese, Pacific Title; Michelle Blatz and Paul Blatz’s Secretary, Cynthia Long and her mother.
Greeter(s)  Kathy Doubleday
President’s Remarks –
  1.        Thank Scribe –   Rob Long
  2.        Thank Set Up Crew –  Michael Caldwell, Pastor John and Mike Leigh
  3.       Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries :  our guest, Sarah? Cindy?      
  4. March 28th  – DG Jack’s party …Soule Park….member and guest…dinner. Note, we are dark on March 25
  5.   
   5.   Presentation to Linda Burr for “Basic PRLS”…certificate
  1. 6.        Our own DG Jack McClenahan has achieved Paul Harris giving level of PHF+6 on 2-26-14
7.    Next year’s board is only missing one person!!!…the Secretary.   Don’t all rush the podium at once
8     New club banners…need volunteers to attach new ones and repair old ones!
   
Announcements   -   
  1.        Linda Burr announcement re: “Shen Yun”   a fabulous show, March 29 at the Granada Theater, Santa Barbara
  1.        Jim Halverson presents a “Paul Harris”  to Paul Blatz’s secretary of ten years, Cindy Long
3.   Michael Daley – Membership…think invitation to one of our volunteer events, breakfast, whatever. The April 15 program regarding the visit to Niger would be a good one to bring guests to.
4.   CERT classes begin this evening, March 4th 6:30-9,  ARC Center, 210 Canada  St., Ojai – Filled! 

 

5.     Les Gardner – Has been overseeing work at Rotary Community Park, which has been extensive: everything is trimmed, the bridge has been pressure washed and painted, a new water fountain is needed.
6.  Linda Burr – Announced a District Gala regarding Women and Polio Plus on March 15, woman members of the club are invited to attend and will be reimbursed for the meeting fee. North Ranch Country Club. See Gayel about a possible bus.
7.  Bryan Crawford – Looking for volunteers for two BBQs coming up:  April 24 for tennis tournament and May 15 for Matilija.
8.  Stephanie Midgett – Don’t forget Rotary at Work Day, April 5 all day at Rotary Community Park
9.  Kathy Doubleday – This is your last chance to nominate candidates for the Living Treasures program.
10.  Pastor John – Awards time. Needs pictures for our scrap book.
Committee Reports –  
  1.        Community – Linda Burr
  2.        Foundation – Jim Halverson
  3.        Fundraising –
  4.        International –   Linda Taylor
  5.       Youth/Vocational –  Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman 
  6.       
Happy Bucks – Who & What   -  Mike Caldwell
  1.        Linda Burr and Mike Daley – the Rain
  2.        Jim Halverson – upcoming production of Westside Story
  3.        Pastor John – Shrove Tuesday dinner at Ojai Methodist Church
  4.        Mike Caldwell – Jim Halverson’s success in getting a $3,500 sponsorship for the Wine Festival from the Ojai Valley Inn.
  5.        Rick Gould – Happy that there are 42 woman billionaires.
  6.        Rick Turner – Just happy that people will sit with him for breakfast     
  7.               
  8.   
Fines -  Finemaster –  Dennis Guernsey   “Fab Four”
  1.        The Beatles were paid $10,000 for their Ed Sullivan appearances.
  2.        Elvis Presley wrote to the Beatles before their concert tour.
  3.        An autographed picture of Ed Sullivan was stolen from Ringo.
  4.        The tour covered 22,000 miles in one month for 454,000 screaming fans.
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Program –  “GOCARE” (This was past District Governor’s Jan Lindsay’s brainchild)  Jane McClenahanBrief summary:  Jane informed the club about the efforts of GOCARE in Nicaragua and Granada, especially the installation of eco-stoves to drastically reduce the in-home smoke to much safer levels. Older children cannot go to school because they need to stay home to tend the younger children while both parents work. We saw pictures of the stoves and the community center where adults learn trade skills such as cooking and sewing. It is similar to the leadership camp concept. A new learning center is in the works.
Q & A
Thought for the Day –“How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”  William Shakespeare 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Club of Ojai West – Upcoming Events

Date

Time

Activity

Location

 3-27-14 7am RCOW Board meeting Eggs and Potatoes
 TBA  TBA Wine festival planning meeting Bryan Crawford’s office
3-28-14 TBA+/-6pm DG Jack McClenahan’s dinner/banquet Soule Park Banquet Room
       

 

     

 

     

 

February 25, 2014

MEETING NOTES – RCOW-FEB 25, 2014

PLEDGE-STEVE FRANK   INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT – JOHN ROBISON

GREETER-KATHY DOUBLEDAY

SCRIBE-LINDA TAYLOR

SET UP CREW- SCOTT MCARTHUR AND MICHAEL CALDWELL

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DONNA JONES HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE FRIDAY CLUB  ON THE “YOUTH ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE” FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  THIS EVENT IS FOR STUDENTS FROM ALL THE OJAI VALLEY HIGH SCHOOLS, WITH A GOAL OF HAVING 80 STUDENTS ATTEND.  MIKE WEAVER IS CHAIRPERSON OF THIS EVENT, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE MARCH 19 FROM 3-6 PM AT THE OJAI ART CENTER.

STEPHANIE ANNOUNCED THAT LUANNE HAS HAD SURGERY ON HER COLON, AND HAS HAD A PERMANENT PACEMAKER INSTALLED.

MICHELLE HENSON WILL BE AT UCLA ALL WEEK WITH HER SON NATE TO SEE IF THEY CAN CONTROL HIS SEIZURES.

KATHY D. ANNOUNCED THAT LIVING TREASURES BALLOTS ARE DUE FOR NOMINEES BY MARCH 10 TO DR. FRED FAUVRE.

DAVE MAY TALKED ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF CERT, WHICH HAS A NEW ROUND OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING COMING UP FROM March 4th to APRIL 12.  THE CLASSES ARE FROM 6:30-9PM AT THE ARC CENTER, 210 CANADA ST.  DAVE REMINDED US THAT THE FIRE AND SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO EVERY PERSON IN THE EVENT OF A DISASTER, AND THAT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES, AND HOPEFULLY HELP OUR NEIGHBORS.  OJAI IS ONLY 37 MILES FROM THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT.

LINDA ANNOUNCED THAT NHS INTERACT WILL SERVE DINNER & BREAKFAST TO THE ATTENDEES AT THE FAMILY SHELTER ON FRIDAY.  THIS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE GRANGE ON CRUZERO.  THIS IS THE FIRST TIME INTERACT HAS PROVIDED A DINNER FOR THE SHELTER.

JIM HALVERSON UPDATED THE CLUB ON  DONATIONS FOR THE WINE FESTIVAL.  The OV INN HAS DONATED $3000 TO BE THE WINE GLASS SPONSOR, AND SO FAR THE CLUB HAS RECEIVED $7700 IN CASH CONTRIBUTIONS AND $13,000 IN-KIND SPONSORSHIPS.  THERE WERE $34,000 IN SPONSORSHIPS LAST YEAR.

THE NHS MUSICAL, WEST SIDE STORY, OPENS THURSDAY, MARCH 6.  THIS IS A TIMELY SHOW ABOUT ISSUES BETWEEN RACES.

 

BILL ANNOUNCED THAT THE CLUB NEEDS TO FIND AT LEAST ONE HOST FAMILY FOR AN EXCHANGE STUDENT FOR 2014/15 SCHOOL YEAR.  IF WE DO NOT FIND A FAMILY SOON, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOST.

GAYEL ANNOUNCED THAT APRIL HAS A 5TH TUESDAY, AND A VOLUNTEER IS NEEDED TO ORGANIZE A PARTY FOR THAT DATE.

HAPPY BUCKS!!!-STEVE FRANK GAVE $20 SO WE DON’T HAVE TO LISTEN TO ROSS ANY LONGER RE: STEVE’S RECOVERY.

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH: MIGUEL QUINONES

MIGUEL WAS INTRODUCED BY HIS TEACHER TOD DICKEY, WHO COMPLIMENTED MIGUEL ON HIS SCHOLARSHIP EFFORTS, HIS ABILITY TO BE FRIENDS WITH MANY TYPES OF STUDENTS, BEING A GREAT TEAM MEMBER.  MIGUEL IS A NEW STUDENT AT NORDHOFF FROM SALINAS, WHO LIVES WITH HIS SISTER AND HER HUSBAND.  HE IS ALWAYS HELPFUL WITH OTHER CLASSMATES AND IS A TALENTED SONGWRITER.

MIGUEL THANKED THE CLUB FOR THE HONOR, AND ALSO THANKED HIS SISTER AND HER HUSBAND FOR PROVIDING HIM WITH A HOME AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND NORDHOFF.

THE CLUB GAVE MIGUEL A STANDING OVATION.

 

FINES;  REGGIE

DICK MCARTHUR – WHAT IS A GROUP OF MALE AND FEMALE LIONS?  LIONS CLUB

RICK TURNER- WHAT % OF THE PIGS IN THE WORLD ARE IN CHINA? – 50%

HALINA- IN ALASKA, IT IS ILLEGAL TO WHISPER IN SOMEONE’S EAR WHEN THEY ARE DOING WHAT? – MOOSE HUNTING

!!!MIKE DAILEY – HOW LONG CAN A TARANTULA GO WITHOUT EATING – 2 YEARS—CORRECT!!

PAUL THOMAS – HOW MANY ANTS ARE THERE FOR EVERY HUMAN IN THE WORLD? – 1 MILLION

LINDA BURR – COWS CAN ONLY DREAM WHEN?  LYING DOWN

BILL SHOUSE – WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC NAME FOR A FOX?  VULPUS VULPUS

KATHY D – HOW OLD CAN AN ALLIGATOR BE?  100

STEPHANIE – HOW MUCH DOES AN ELEPHANT TOOTH WEIGH?  9 LBS

NICK – WHAT KEY DO FLIES HUM IN –F

DAVID MAY-SCIENTIFIC NAME FOR WOLF?  LUPUS LUPUS

JEFF- HOW DO YOU BREAK THE GRIP OF A CROCIDILE’S JAW ON YOUR BODY?  PUT THUMB IN HIS EYE

STEVE F – DOGS CAN LEARN SPOKEN COMMANDS WITH WHAT?   HAND GESTURES

DONNA J – A SMALL AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL ON A SCORPION WILL CAUSE IT TO?   STING ITSELF TO DEATH

 

PROGRAM—OJAI BYOP — ELAN KAPADIA

THIS IS BRING YOUR OWN BULB.  ELAN AND HIS FATHER HAVE STARTED AN ORGANIZATION THAT PARTNERS WITH THE FRIDAY CLUB AND SC EDISON TO SUBSIDIZE UP TO 90% OF THE COST OF LED BULBS TO REPLACE INCANDESCENT BULBS USED IN HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

SOON THE INCANDESCENTS WILL BE PHASED OUT, ONLY LED AND FLUORESCENT BULBS WILL BE AVAILABLE.  ELECTRIC COMPANIES ARE FOCUSING ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION RATHER THAN BUILDING NEW POWER PLANTS, AND THE NEW BULBS ARE PART OF THIS PLAN.

SOULE PARK NOW HAS LED BULBS, WITH THE SAME BRIGHTNESS AND USE ABOUT ¼ OF THE ENERGY.  THE NEW BULBS LAST MANY YEARS, AND USUALLY PAY FOR THEMSELVES IN ABOUT 2 YEARS.

ELAN AND HIS FATHER HAVE A STAND AT FARMER’S MARKET, WHERE YOU CAN BRING IN YOUR OLD BULBS TO EXCHANGE THEM FOR LED’S.  OR GO TO OJAIBYOB.COM TO ACCESS DIFFERENT TYPES OF BULBS AND TO GET A REBATE.  THE OJAI GREEN COALITION AND CA SOLAR ELECTRIC BOTH HAVE THE ABILITY TO ACCESS THE REBATE.

DECORATIVE BULBS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS.  THE REBATE PROGRAM GOES UNTIL AUGUST 2014, OR UNTIL THE FUNDS SPONSORED BY SC EDISON RUN OUT.  THE REBATE FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT CA SOLAR ELECTRIC.

ELAN AND HIS FATHER HAVE STARTED THE KAPADIA FOUNDATION.  FOR EVERY BULB SOLD, $1 GOES TO FUND COLLEGE EDUCATION IN 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  LIFE IS LIKE A 10 SPEED BICYCLE.  MOST OF US HAVE GEARS WE NEVER USE.

CHARLES SCHULZ

 

 

 

February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014

7:00AM AT THE OAKS

The club met at the Cluff’s Oaks Spa this morning.  Set up was done primarily by the Oaks staff but under the arrangements of Gayel Childress and Barbara Jackman.  The meeting had a valentine’s theme and many members were in attendance with their spouses, sweethearts or office managers who were introduced and welcomed one at a time.  The breakfast meal was provided by the Oaks and was well appreciated.

Sgt. At Arms, Mike Caldwell opened the meeting with the flag salute and Fr. Jeff gave us an invocation and call to service.

There was no fining session and even happy bucks were skipped to allow the members to have enough time to meet and greet and share.

Don Cluff talked about the Oaks facility.  He explained that their daughter, Cathy, is now running the Oaks with the capable assistance of general manager, Peter Bowen.  They have been rebuilding the oaks a piece at a time for the last twenty years trying to keep the cash flow working and the guests satisfied as they did so.  Don notes that 67% of the guests are repeat customers and as such are the best kind of customers and they need to remain satisfied even during construction.

This year sees the completion of the last phase of construction/renovation with the replacement of four rooms at the corner of Signal and Matilija with 2 suits and 2 cottages constructed to be ADA compliant.  There are now 46 rooms.

Sheila Cluff talked to us about the five types of “Spas” we might encounter.

  • Destination Spas like the Oaks are where people come and live for a few days or more with fitness programs and treatments.  Services are secondary to the fitness aspects at Destination Spas like the Oaks.  There are only 23 of these type spas in the world.
  • Resort Spas: The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa is an example of a resort (often golf or tennis) which provides spa services also.  The focus is on providing amenity services.
  • Cruise Ships: Sheila originated the idea of “Healthy Holidays” and still takes groups on cruises with fitness and health being the primary goal.
  • Day Spas:  These are places where you go and pay for services like facials, massage, etc. by the hour
  • Mineral Hot Springs Spas: Provide hot mineral baths to soak in and usually provide other spa services too.

The Oaks has all inclusive pricing including room, meals, fitness etc.  Special services are extra.

The Cluffs gave everyone in attendance a $10 off coupon for spa services at the Oaks.  These are, according to Don, transferable and combinable.

Scribe Phil Adams

 

President Nick dismissed the meeting with the thought for the day:  “A healthy attitude is contagious; but, don’t wait to catch it from others… be the carrier.”  Tom Stoppard

 

February 4, 2014

February 4, 2014

7:00AM

Hour

 

7:00

Fellowship:   Everyone

7:10

Pledge:  Bryan Crawford   Inspirational Moment:    Father Jeff
Breakfast:

7:30

Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests –  Mike Malone  (Friday Club), Tony Reda, Exchange student Santi Picco.
RCOW Welcome 
Greeter(s)   Barbara Jackman
President’s Remarks –

  1.       Thank Scribe –   Paul Thomas
  2.       Thank Set Up Crew –  John Robison, Scott McArthur, Santi and Mike Caldwell
  3.       Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries :  Donna Jones, Ward Wright (BD), Pat McPherson (WA)
 

 

 
  
 
    

 

  
Announcements   -   

  1. 1.       Mike Malone – Friday Club wanted to thank us for the use of our Pop Up Tents for Taste of Ojai.  Mike presented the club with a check so we can purchase another one.  Thank  you Friday Club!

  1. 2.       Jim Halverson reminded us that Wine Festival Sponsor packages are now being sent to those who sponsored last year. 

3.    Stephanie – Disaster preparedness Cert Classes begin March 4th.

4.     Linda Burr – Thank you from the Girls Empowerment for donation received.

 

 

   

 

 

 
Committee Reports –  

  1.        Community – Linda Burr
  2.        Foundation – Jim Halverson
  3.        Fundraising –David May
  4.        International –   Linda Taylor
  5.        Youth/Vocational –  Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman 
 
Happy Bucks – Who & What   -  Mike Caldwell

  1.        John Robison – Physical therapy went so well that no need for surgery.
  2.        Dennis Guernsey – Sorry for Broncos loss in Super Bowl but he won $200 in football pool.
  3.        Donna Jones – Happy that she is out of her sling.       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fines -  Finemaster –  Paul Thomas   Today’s topic “Winter Olympics”

Paul Blatz – When and where were the first Winter Olympic games held?

The Winter Olympics were first held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. The modern Summer Olympics began in Athens in 1896.       

Bill Shouse –  Which American city has hosted the Winter Olympics twice?

Lake Placid, in 1932 and 1980.

The U.S. also hosted the Winter Games in 1960 in Squaw Valley and in 2002 in Salt Lake City.

Phil Adams – Which country has won the most gold medals at the Winter Games since they began?

Norway leads the international pack with a total of 313 medals through the 2010 Winter

Olympics. The U.S. is second with 274.

Linda Taylor – What four indoor sports are part of the Winter Olympics?

Curling, figuring skating, speed skating (including short track speed skating), and ice hockey.

Barbara Jackman – Who was the youngest individual Olympic champion at the Winter Games?

American figure skater Tara Lipinski brought home the gold at age 15 at the 1998 games in Nagano, Japan.

Lou Torres – Who was the oldest Winter Olympic medalist?

The oldest competitor to win a medal is British curler Robin Walsh in 1924.
InfoPlease notes, though, “The oldest man to receive a Winter Olympics medal is 83-year-old Anders Haugen. The Norwegian-American actually received his ski jump bronze medal 50 years after he competed in 1924 when a scoring error was discovered in 1974.”

Richard McArthur – What event has been an Olympic sport for men since the start of the Winter Games and will allow women to go for the gold for the first time in Sochi?

Scott McArthur – T F No country in the Southern Hemisphere has ever hosted a Winter Games

Ans True

Stephanie – True or False. Figure Skating was originally part of the Summer Olympics. – True

 

John Haag – Which American TV network currently holds the U.S. broadcasting rights to the Winter Olympics?
a) ABC b) CBS c) NBC d) Fox e) ESPN  – Ans NBC

Ross – After Sochi, the next time you’ll see the Olympic torch lighting up a winter’s night will be where?

PyeongChang, South Korea, which hosts the Winter Games in 2018

Bryan Crawford – Who will host the 2016 Summer Games ? – .  Rio de Janeiro

 

 

Speed skater Apolo Ohno leads the list of American medal winners at the Winter Games: is it six, seven or eight? – Ans 8  (two gold; two silver; four bronze.)

Which Asian country is the only one to have hosted a Winter Olympics?
a) Japan b) South Korea c) China d) Singapore e) India – Ans Japan

 

Mike Caldwell – The Jamaican Bobsled team made their debut 26 years ago in Calgary 1988. Did they medal? – No, but Walt Disney made a movie about them.  Cool Runnings.

Linda Burr – Speed skater Apolo Ohno leads the list of American medal winners at the Winter Games: is it six, seven or eight? – Ans 8  (two gold; two silver; four bronze.)
 Fr. Jeff – Which Asian country is the only one to have hosted a Winter Olympics?
a) Japan b) South Korea c) China d) Singapore e) India – Ans Japan

 

Jim Halverson - In 1980 at Lake Placid, The US hockey team made up of a bunch of college and amateur players team beat the Soviet Union National Team in what has been called               “ Miracle on Ice.” What was the final score of that game? Ans 4-3

Who did the US beat to win the gold medal? – Finland 3-                              

Program –  Craft talk + slideshows…”The house that May is building”  + a few words on working in the field of making spaces,    Nick Oatway, Architect

Brief summary:  Pres. Nick went to the University of Oregon and received his license in architecture in 1977.  In 1982, he began his own practice.  He discussed and presented a slide show of the home in progress of our own member David and Angela May.  After the presentation, Nick answered questions.

Q & A
Thought for the Day –“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight”,  Phyllis Diller

 

 

 

 

Rotary Club of Ojai West – Upcoming Events

Date

Time

Activity

Location

 2-27-14 7am RCOW Board meeting Eggs and Potatoes
 TBA  TBA Wine festival planning meeting Bryan Crawford’s office
       
       

 

     

 

     

 

January 28, 2014

January 28, 2014

7:00AM

Hour

 

7:00

Fellowship:   Everyone

7:10

Pledge:  Donna Jones    Inspirational Moment:  Father Jeff Wilhelm
Breakfast:

7:30

Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests –  Anthony Rito, Larry Beckett, Charlie Campbell, Ed Hammond, Katy Lee, Alexa from Denver
RCOW Welcome 
Greeter(s)  Kathy Doubleday , Barbara Jackman
President’s Remarks –
  1. 1.       Thank Scribe –   Kathy Doubleday
  2. 2.       Thank Set Up Crew –  Nick Oatway, Richard McArthur  Kathy Doubleday and Mike Caldwell
  3. 3.       Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries :  Donna Jones, Ward Wright (BD)
Alexa  is speaking at a Women’s Festival in SB Sat March 9th.Women’s Economic Ventures- WEV intro course Mon Feb 3rd at Matilija JH 6:30pm

Ojai BYOB- Bring your old Bulbs

Ojai Valley Family Shelter Fundraiser Feb 9th 2-6, tickets $10-20  See Father Jeff for tickets.

 

 

Student of the Month for January- Ramiro Mejia  was accompanied by his Father Ramiro, Mother Carolina and Brother Eric a 4th grader at Mira Monte.  Jen Passwater one of Ramiro’s teachers and nominators along with Bill Wagner said “Ramiro has overcome obstacles to become a really great student”. He taught himself Trumpet and has been in the band ever since. 
Announcements   -  Club Assembly outline below 
  1. 1.       1st Wine festival planning meeting report – The event will not be significantly changed. A new ticketing system was voted in.  A scanner will be used and tickets will be printed out and then scanned at the front gate.  Budget was approved for advertisement and this mix will be changed as a response to a survey.
  1. 2.       Dave May introduces our club’s’ new technical support system- New computer to work with IPad and Wi-Fi network.

 

  1. 3.       Officers slate announced, nominations from the floor, club vote    

   Lina Burr- President

   Bill Shouse- President elect

   Gail and Renee- Treasurer

   Nick Oatway- Past President

   Director of Service- Mike Caldwell

   Public Relations- Bob Denne

   Membership- Mike Daley

   Administration-  Vacant (Please contact Nick if you can serve)

   Secretary-  Vacant (Please contact Nick if you can serve)

   Sargent at Arms- Vacant ( please contact Nick if you can serve)

  

4.     Film – Rick King with an emotional description of how giving always comes back to us. 

 

Happy Bucks – Who & What   -  Mike Caldwell
  1. 1.       Ross- Steve Frank released from Hosp. His recovery on schedule.
  2. 2.       Linda T- Larry Beckett a great traveling companion.  India Polio free for 3 years!
  3. 3.       Linda B- Rick Turner will join her at the DDF conference in Santa Maria so we can get grant money.
  4. 4.       Rick- Thanks for the money we donated for the Girls Empowerment.
  5. 5.       Jim- Stephanie and Ross such a great job keeping us up to date on family of Rotary and illness of Members
Fines -  Finemaster –  Paul Blatz
  1. 1.       Ross- Which NFL player guaranteed a win Super Bowl III : Joe Namath
  2. 2.       Les- Which stadium was the first Super Bowl played in?  Rose Bowl
  3. 3.       Rob- Losing head coach in the first Super Bowl?  Hank Stram
  4. 4.       Richard- City that has hosted the most Super Bowls? Miami  10 times
  5. 5.       Rick- Most penalty yardage in one Super Bowl? Dallas Cowboys   133 yrds
  6. 6.       Lou- Who was MVP of Super Bowl XXVII?  Troy Aikman
  7. 7.       Nick- Who has played in the most Super Bowls? Mike Lodish
  8. 8.       Linda- Head Coach has taken his team to the Super Bowl the most times? Don Shula
  9. 9.       Mike L- Longest field goal ever kicked in a Super Bowl? 54 yrds
  10. 10.    
Program –  “Club Assembly” – Election of ’14-’15 Board + film    See outline in the Announcements section
Thought for the Day –“Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.”  Joseph Wood Krutch

 

Rotary Club of Ojai West – Upcoming Events

Date

Time

Activity

Location

 1-23-14 7am RCOW Board meeting Eggs and Potatoes
 1-24-14  6:30pm Wine festival planning meeting Bryan Crawford’s office
       
       

 

     

 

     

 

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